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A Plastic Alternative ‘made from fish waste’ Wins The 2019 International James Dyson Award

Founder of MarinaTex – Lucy Hughes – is the winner of the 2019 International James Dyson award and £30k prize for her biodegradable and compostable material which substitutes plastic with fish waste. MarinaTex, made from red algae and organic fish waste destined for the landfill, is designed to be a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic, which […]

Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence and not technical skills determines career success

Ever thought about your emotional intelligence? Well, how human you are is what you will always be remembered for and organisations look for this when searching for future leaders. Emotionally intelligent employees have always been the difference for high performing organisations. By placing emphasis on recruiting the values and behaviours expected over the technical qualifications […]

Extinction Rebellion

Lessons From Extinction Rebellion – What can they teach us about viral marketing and business branding

Traditional management theory tells us that sustainable advantage means protecting our companies against competitors, imitators and outside influences – So what lessons can Extinction Rebellion teach us about viral marketing to boost a business brand. The world has changed. Customers and communities no longer want to be treated as passive consumers. They want to be […]

eBay for Business Awards

Winners Of The 2019 eBay For Business Awards – celebrating the UK’s most inspiring eBay sellers

Eleven small and medium-sized businesses from across the UK have been crowned winners of the third annual eBay for Business Awards celebrating the most inspiring eBay sellers with the top prize of £5K awarded to a Star Wars figurine seller. The eBay for Business Awards is a nationwide competition for the best British small businesses […]

PR Crisis

Practical Tips For Handling A PR Crisis On Social Media

Young founders who have grown up with technological and digital advancements in communications are more likely to be aware of the impact of social media and how to use it to build brand awareness – This, however, means that they are more susceptible to a crisis when things go wrong. Social media has the power […]

Black British Founders

Faces Of The ‘often unsung’ Black Founders Nominated At The Black British Business Awards 2019

These are the faces of the British black founders competing in this year’s Black British Business Awards – representing the very best black rising stars across the UK’s diverse business sector. Now in its sixth year running, The Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) aims to celebrate and spotlight the “often unsung contributions” of black business […]

social media

Social Media And The Face Of Public Relations

Social media is powerful and not understanding or liking it is no longer an excuse to not use it because when used correctly social media can lead to more business. Media relations is a part of public relations which many start-up companies tend to focus on when assigning PR consultants and agencies. It is a […]

social impact

Getting The Right Partnership For Your Social Impact Business

There is a magical space when you want to have a positive social impact and you come together with someone equally as passionate and you start working together. Through conversation, you realise what values you operate from, what assumptions you make about life and what principles influence your decision-making. For example, let’s say you both […]

customers

HOW TO: Turn Your Customers Into Brand Evangelists

If I were to make a radical prediction, it would be that in the coming years, the word consumer will be considered to be rather insulting. In fact, consumerism as we know it is disappearing – It’s gradually being replaced by more meaningful interactions between brands and their customers, one based upon closer relationships and […]

Back Her Business

Back Her Business – New Female-only Crowdfunding Programme Launched By NatWest

Back Her Business is a new female-only crowdfunding initiative launched by UK bank NatWest in an effort to boost funding support for female founders. The nationwide programme is in partnership with Crowdfunder and it’s part of the bank’s wider ambition to reduce the gender gap and support 400,000 female-led businesses by 2025. Named as the […]